Bristol International Airport

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GeorgeLeach GeorgeLe…
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The West Country's Biggest Hub Jul 04, 2010
Bristol Airport was built during the war to help train pilots to land in the fog (due to it's high proximity, Bristol Airport has a lot of fog throughout the year) and has since been converted into a commerical airport travelling mostly to Western European destinations and offering chater flights to North Africa and parts of Eastern Europe. They also do transatlantic flights to New York Newark with Continental (althrough this will end in October 2010) and Orlando Sanford and Cancun in Mexico.

It has all the normal stuff you'd expect and serves a lot of low-cost airlines. Car rental is also availible. Don't be in a great rush to get there through as once past passport control, there's little of interest bar the usual duty-free and a couple resturants. There's also a ServiceAir lounge for certain airline club card holders (depending on their membership level). Bristol Airport claims to have around a 10 million footfall annually.
sarahelaine says:
I don't think a motorway would help much. The road's fine to drive for mornign flights - there really isn't any traffic at 5am anyway. It's more that if you are coming in from outside Bristol - Swindon or somewhere - the trains don't run overnight and you have to get a hotel somewhere and then either take the flyer or a taxi. Staying in a hotel in Bristol always added fifty quid to my holiday costs when I lived in Swindon, so you end up having to drive at 4am, which wasn't always that good an idea! Still, it nearly always worked out cheaper than flying out of Heathrow, with nicer people and less pain with the luggage and so on.
Posted on: Jul 05, 2010
GeorgeLeach says:
Yeah, there's only the airport flyer for like £8 to Temple Meads. They're talking about either a direct motorway link or a a train link when they expand althrough I don't see how a train would work.
Posted on: Jul 05, 2010
sarahelaine says:
I quite like flying through Bristol - the customs check guys help you with your bag and are usually prepared to joke with you. It beats London, except that there isn't a quarter of the destinations, and the public transport just doesn't really exist...
Posted on: Jul 04, 2010
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